Kelly lost 83.8lbs with
the Options Diet System
My mother’s a heart patient, and I was in the heart hospital with my mother. It was sobering for me because I realized that I resembled so many of the patients there, and that scared me. One day, one of the cardiac nurses mentioned that she had been to Options. I thought, “I’m gonna go check that out”. it took me about two weeks to get the courage to do it, but I drove there. Everyone was so nice, everyone was so welcoming, and I don’t think I’ve ever felt that at home before going somewhere to seek help for the weight loss. I’ve been on many programs, but this was the first time that I walked in and the reception recognized my voice from the telephone. Everybody in the clinic was just so kind and wonderful.
After leaving, I thought, “Well, it’s December. I shouldn’t start before the holidays, that’s crazy. Who would do that?” So, I waited a few weeks until one day when I was having lunch with my friends. After lunch, I literally just drove over to Options and said, “I have to start now,”.
I started the week before Christmas, and it was the best decision I ever made. I knew exactly what to do on Christmas; I didn’t feel like I lost anything. What I found the most amazing was how simple it is. Weight loss is never easy, but they make it so simple that I never really felt a struggle. Any time I have a question or concern, I just email my counselor and she’d respond so quickly. I don’t feel like it’s invasive for me to contact them, I feel like it’s always welcomed and I’m encouraged to do so. Every step of the way, I’ve had support. During the shutdown with the global pandemic, I still lost 56 pounds because I had support from Options, which was everything.
Here I am now, almost at the 100 pounds lost mark, and it hasn’t even been a year. I still have a way to go and that’s okay because I know I can do it now. I know that I can open any refrigerator and find an appropriate snack without having to cut corners or having to cheat. There are so many ways that I can lose this weight, and there are so many ways to succeed. All I have to do is choose. I love this program, and I love the food that they give me. My protein bars live in my purse, but even when I find myself eating out at a restaurant, in my head, it just clicks. I know exactly what I need to do because I’ve had so much guidance. I really love and appreciate that knowledge and guidance that Options provides.
I would say that the biggest way that Options has changed my life was that I got my life back. There were so many little things that I didn’t know I had sacrificed due to this weight gain. Simple moments like running up the stairs to help my son was difficult before my weight loss. I’d find myself subconsciously parenting from the bottom of the stairs so that I didn’t have to go up the stairs. Now my relationship with both my son and husband has improved as I can do much more with them. Being able to stay awake, to have energy, to play with my child, or go to sporting events with them is so rewarding. During my weight loss journey I realized I want to go places and not have to worry about if I’m going to be comfortable in an airplane seat or if I can turn around in a car without an unbuckling of the seatbelt. There’s so many little things like taking my dog for a walk that is suddenly so much more fun, and I had no idea I missed out on these joys. I want to go out and have every experience I possibly can. I don’t think I wanna limit it to just one thing, and I’m really excited about that.
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